New Homeowner's Maintenance Guide: Sealing Your Concrete Steps
2 November 2015
One of the big differences you face as you move from an apartment into a new home is that you are responsible of the daily upkeep and maintenance for your new home. Now it is your job to make sure the property is prepared for winter, and one way you can do that is to seal your concrete steps. Unsealed steps can allow water from melting snow and rain to penetrate the pores in the concrete during a thaw cycle.
Concrete Maintenance 101: Tips For Removing 4 Common Stains
29 October 2015
Concrete is a fairly durable and affordable material, which makes it popular in home garages. However, it's also becoming increasingly popular inside homes. If you have concrete inside—or outside—of your home and it has become discolored due to stains, have no fear. You can easily remove most stains from your concrete. Here are some helpful tips for removing the four most common types of concrete stains:
1. Gasoline and Oil
Back Pain: How To Break Up Your Damaged Concrete Walkway Safely
12 October 2015
If you plan to remove and replace your damaged concrete walkway yourself but suffer from back pain, you want to do so in the safest way possible. Concrete breaking is a tough job that requires handling large tools, such as a sledgehammer. If you use the hammer incorrectly, you can injure your back. Using a lightweight sledgehammer is a good way to break apart your walkway without straining your back. Here's why.
4 Key Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Driveway Sealing Contractor
8 October 2015
If you have a concrete or asphalt driveway that's more than a few years old, then it might be time to apply a new layer of seal coat on top of it. More than likely, your driveway was sealed when it was first poured, but many sealants begin to break down after a few years. If your existing sealant has a white, chalky appearance in some areas, this is a sign that it's time to re-seal.